As America still grieves the loss of the five fallen Dallas police officers, along with the brutal killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Alva Brazile, one Indiana man has had about enough of America’s racial inequality and violence and wants out.
On July 8, just 72 hours after the deaths of Sterling and Castile, Larry Mitchell of Kokomo, IN., created a “Send Me Back To Africa” Go Fund Me page. Mitchell hopes to raise $100,000 in order to say good riddance to the tumultuous U. S. A.
Send me “back” to Africa fund. If you want me to go back to Africa I will gladly go. You can help make your dream and mine come true. Excepting all donations, KKK, Skin Heads and anyone else with like mind thinking are welcome to donate… Thank you.. God bless you and America…
Mitchell ends his note with “putyourmoneywhereyourhateis.”
It’s been four days since Mitchell began his Go Fund Me page and unfortunately he’s only raised $5. However, the comments on the page range from Missy Lewis’ “Lol I love this” all the way to Londa Lucas’ “N***a please.”
This isn’t the first time the popular crowd sourcing platform has been used for what some think is preposterous personal gain. A Tennessee woman created a Go Fund Me page after allegedly spending all her money when purchasing Powerball jackpot tickets, while another man crippled by the death of Prince created a page in hopes kind souls would pay to send him to Prince’s funeral.
Yet despite the underlining comedic tone of Mitchell’s request, Sterling, Castile and Brazile deaths are just the most recent cases of police brutality in this country. According to The Guardian, 581 people have been killed by law enforcement so far, which is a little less than half of the 1,146 people in 2015.
America’s stance in the international community has also received a new blemish as the Bahamas, United Arab Emirates and the island nation of Bahrain have all issued travel advisories in the wake of recent killings, protest and racial tensions.